Monday, October 5, 2015

Mauna Kapu - Palikea Hike

On Saturday September 26, 2015 the Tree Huggers were taken on a hike by the Wai'anae Mountains Watershed Partnership field crew to check out some native plants and try to seed collect.

It was a really special day with a great group of students and parents. We started out at their base yard, the old Air Force Tracking Station up in Palehua near Camp Timberline. After a quick history of the area and the plants, we got in the cars and drove to the trail head at Mauna Kapu.

Uncle Keoki spoke about the significance of Mauna Kapu as a signalling point. Then, we began our hike along the ridge. The winds were really strong and the weather was nice and cool.

We stopped along the way to check out plants like Maile, 'Ohi'a lehua,
and Ho'awa.

It was a great day for a hike! Mahalo to the WMWP for their help.